Janis D. Frantz


Janis D. Frantz, 77, of Logansport, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.
God knew the world needed more smiles, a little more joy and a lot more love when he created Janis.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1941 in Kokomo to the late Paul and Elizabeth (Raikes) Preiser. She married Maurice Frantz, her sweetheart since junior high, on Aug. 26, 1962 at the Otterbein EUB Church near Walton. Maurice survives.
Janis graduated from Tipton Township High School in 1959 and from Ball State in 1962 (Bachelor's) and 1965 (Master's). She was an excellent cook (ask her family about her famous "Red Cake"), and she shared her gift for many years as a Home Economics teacher at Logansport High School. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their numerous activities, always making sure to snap a few pictures at every event.
More than anything, Janis loved Jesus, and her servant's heart was a blessing to many in the community and at Webb Chapel UMC, where she was an active member for more than 40 years.
In addition to Maurice, she is survived by her two children: Rod (Rita) Frantz and Mary Beth Hollinger; her four grandchildren: Megan Frantz, Ryan (Meghan) Frantz, Spencer Vredingburgh, and Annalyse Vredingburgh; and her two brothers: Dennis (Sharon) Preiser & Mark (Andrea) Preiser.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Gundrum Funeral Home, with Pastor Nate Eckert officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Logansport. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Gundrum Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Webb Chapel building fund.
Her legacy of love burns brightly in our hearts as we remember her.
You may sign Janis' guestbook and leave condolences for the family at www.gundrumcares.com
Published on May 14, 2019
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John and Bonnie Minglin
May 17, 2019
I will always remember all of the sharing times we had in aerobics. Janis was such a caring and thoughtful friend. Our prayers are with all of you.
Carol Buttice Roth
May 17, 2019
She was a very good teacher. She taught me how to sew and I made my baby sister a dress and then we got to show it off by bringing the dresses we sewed with our models. Very nice person.
Dave Ide
May 17, 2019
Maurice,Rod&Mary; Beth and families,
So sorry for your loss, in reading your words about Jan, no truer words have I experienced. Such a shining light & carding , giving lady.
Jan will leave a huge void hear on earth but met with indescribably joyful open arms in Heaven!
With Love, Dave & Cheryl Ide
Dave & Rita Rita Rothermel.
May 16, 2019
One of the best neighbors we ever had. I built a house nexr door in 1969. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Carol Rush
May 16, 2019
Mary Beth. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray for comfort and peace for all of you. Love and prayers.
Darrell & Nina Smith
May 15, 2019
Our hearts are saddened with the passing of our dear friend. We rejoice that we were able to visit with her and Maurice last month. God bless you Maurice, Rod, Rita and Mary Beth our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Judianne Hollinger
May 15, 2019
In the short time that I knew Janis, I felt her love, caring and joyful ways that drew each person into the circle of friendship. I am praying for each family member that God will surround you with comfort and His peace at this time and always.

Maurice, you and the children and grandchildren were very blessed.